Daniel Suarez: Daemon: Bot-mediated Reality

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  1. Daniel Suarez: Daemon: Bot-mediated Reality

    Forget about HAL-like robots enslaving humankind a few decades from now, the takeover is already underway. The agents of this unwelcome revolution aren’t strong AIs, but “bots”– autonomous programs that have insinuated themselves into the internet and thus into every corner of our lives. Apply for a mortgage lately? A bot determined your FICA score and thus whether you got the loan. Call 411? A bot gave you the number and connected the call. Highway-bots collect your tolls, read your license plate and report you if you have an outstanding violation.

    Bots are proliferating because they are so very useful. Businesses rely on them to automate essential processes, and of course bots running on zombie computers are responsible for the tsunami of spam and malware plaguing Internet users worldwide. At current growth rates, bots will be the majority users of the Net by 2010.

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  2. Thrillers For A Winter’s Night : NPR

    It’s a good time to be holed up with the supercharged pages of some new thrillers. Here are four: Noir by Olivier Pauvert, Eclipse by Richard North Patterson, Daemon by Daniel Suarez, and Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98964876

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  3. Triangulation 297 Daniel Suarez

    Daniel Suarez is the author of five books, including Daemon, Freedom(tm), and Influx. His latest book, Change Agent, depicts a near-future world where genetic editing technology has become commonplace. Daniel talks to Leo Laporte about how he writes, how biotech like CRISPR is poised to create the next industrial revolution, and what it will be like when your steak is grown in a vat instead of raised in a pen.

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  4. Media Lab Conversations Series: Daniel Suarez | MIT Media Lab

    Daniel Suarez in Conversation with Joi Ito

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | 10:00am - 11:30am

    Location:  E14 3rd Floor Atrium, MIT Media Lab

    Speaker:  Daniel Suarez Joi Ito

    Daniel Suarez writes Sci-Fi thrillers focused on technology-driven change. His books, Daemon, Freedom™, Kill Decision, and Influx were informed by his nearly two decades as a systems analyst designing mission-critical software for the defense, finance, and entertainment industries. He is a past speaker at TED Global, NASA Ames, the Long Now Foundation, and the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. An avid gamer and technologist, he lives in Los Angeles, California.

    https://www.media.mit.edu/events/2013/09/24/media-lab-conversations-series-daniel-suarez

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  5. Interview with Daniel Suarez – The S&L Podcast #027

    We had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Daniel Suarez, author of previous Sword and Laser pick Daemon, as well as the new sequel Freedom (TM) that just came out January 7th. Get some insight into how much of the world of the Darknet Daniel really thinks could happen, and why.

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    Don’t forget to pick up your free copy of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, by Cory Doctorow! It’s the next official pick!

    Huffduffed from http://www.swordandlaser.com/home/2010/1/14/interview-with-daniel-suarez-the-sl-podcast-027.html

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